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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-06-2008, 12:34 AM
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Cool mens vs womens

ive just started boarding so the last few times ive just been using rentals!
i want to buy my own gear but the boots im after are mens,
i have a size 10 foot which is about an 8 1/2 mens..

just wondering if i buy mens boots, does that mean i need mens bindings/board too?

im about 5"9 tall, 145pounds and im 20 years old.
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i dont recommend you get mens boots.

enough companies out there make killer womens boots, so i'm sure you can find something you like.

womens calf muscles start lower than mens, so when you ride all day in mens boots, you'll get rubbing or just general discomfort. womens feet are shaped differently too and boot manufacturers are now making footbeds of mens and womens differently.

what you can do is get 'mens' binding with womens boots, but it doesnt really go the other way.

same goes for womens boards, you can get away with a mens, but i'm sure you can find a company that makes something you'll like.

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hmm, do you know of any websites that ship to australia..
& what boots are best.. i like the look of DC boots but just want something that will be relatively comfortable
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well your not going to like what i say next...you really need to get to a brick and mortar for boots. really anything else you can get away with online, but if you dont know how the boots fit before you buy them, you could potentially spend months mailing back ones that dont fit and ordering new ones.

that all being said and not trying to sound dismissive, my opinion on whether boots are comfortable is rather pointless. i dont fit well in almost anything, my favorite boots are ones that fit, i care nothing for what company they are.

if you really cant get to a shop, let me know what kind of foot you have and i can guide you in a certain direction.

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hmm, ive been to a shop & burton 10s fit best..
online its SO hard to find ones that i like though
& instore they are hundreds of dollars more expensive.
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as long as you can try on the boot, your good. but dont think that just because you tried on one burton, all will fit good. i ended up with *gag* the White pro models. moto's, freestyles, rulers, hails, and sabbaths all didnt fit right.

but yes, if you find boots you like in a store, you will have no problems with fit as long as you order the same model and size online

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